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07 Mar 2011   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
GPU and SB boards

Look I know I am probably going to end up in strife but I am a total tek-nobrain and I would just like to ask one simple question.

I want to do a build but am limited a bit by budget so... if I build a Sandy Bridge machine with an H67 board and IF the CPU graphics fail / blow up / burnout etc but the main cores remain in good working order can one then use a graphics card on that board for graphical purposes?

I know its a REALLY dumb question and I have tried to find simple answer in Google and have been made to feel as if I should automatically know - but I don't.

Can some kind soul please let me know if what I ask is possible.

Appreciation in advance.


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07 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

From a hunch, if that was to happen you would need to replace the CPU. The on chip gpu is part and parcel.

Unless someone here says different.

Lucky
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07 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I would be inclined to replace the board.
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07 Mar 2011   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post

I want to do a build but am limited a bit by budget so... if I build a Sandy Bridge machine with an H67 board and IF the CPU graphics fail / blow up / burnout etc but the main cores remain in good working order can one then use a graphics card on that board for graphical purposes?
I'm using the integrated graphics on an H67 Sandy Bridge right now.

I have never heard of integrated graphics failing although I suppose it is possible. If it did happen, the failure may be part of a larger failure of the entire processor. I'd guess it is a very very low probability.

A greater probability is that it will work fine, but you won't be happy with it. It depends on what work load you intend to put on the graphics.

Mine scores 5.1 on WEI graphics and 5.8 on gaming graphics. It meets all of my expectations and I have no intention of buying a discrete video card.
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07 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It sounds like you've been worrying about something that is highly highly unlikely to happen. If the video portion failed, I would assume the processor itself would fail.

The question you could/should be asking is if you decide to add a video card later on, is that possible, and if you choose a board with a PCI-E x16 slot, it definitely is.
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07 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think I read somewhere (Anandtech?) that the graphics portion of the CPU is isolated - that if the graphics portion of the CPU were simply removed somehow, the CPU would operate normally.

Either way, I believe that you wouldn't be able to use a discrete graphics solution with an H67 anyway.
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07 Mar 2011   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
So appreciated

Thanks to all of you folks I was a little apprehensive asking that because of some of the responses I've had elsewhere that make one feel as if you shold crawl into a hole an sta there.
Although I used to exeriment / build in the days of discreet vacuum tubes and trannies the new tech stuff is a bit out of my depth at times, so I really do appreciate the replies here. it cetainly is pleasantto know thee ae still some understanding people in the world.

I don't remember how I found this site but thank heavens I did!!

Once again thnks to you all.
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07 Mar 2011   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Intel boards

I have just seen on Scotty Muellers forum that the S1155 board is going to be eplaced with an S1366 one later this year - anyone nkow of tis as I can't find any reference to it.
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07 Mar 2011   #9

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I think 1366 is kind of a dead end.

Next code name is "Ivy Bridge", which I think will be both 1155 and 2011 sockets. Due in the second half of this year.
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07 Mar 2011   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Thanks

Thanks ignatzatsonic I wonder wee they got this from a most of the refs I've seen for 1366 are that it is dead and buried so to speak.

Strange that it came from someonelike Scott who I thought was abit of a guru when it came to this stuff.

Anyway I'm going with what you are using both for easy set up and price.

By the by any preference on the maker as i was going Asus after seeing the Neweg vids?
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